indefensible: john gruber

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shirt/tie and jeans

jesus christ

Autumn Almanac, Wednesday, 12 June 2013 22:59 (seven years ago) link

Yeugh

steening in your HOOSless carriage (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Friday, 14 June 2013 01:34 (seven years ago) link

SMH

schwantz, Sunday, 16 June 2013 00:03 (seven years ago) link

Got away with an expired transfer on Metro Bus, listening to homeless guys argue, reading a free weekly paper. This is me.

brotherlovesdub, Sunday, 16 June 2013 04:08 (seven years ago) link

you should all spend the next hour and a half or whatever listening to the episode of the talk show that that picture comes from

markers, Sunday, 16 June 2013 05:18 (seven years ago) link

apparently he met forstall after the iphone 4 announcement back in 2010

markers, Sunday, 16 June 2013 05:19 (seven years ago) link

asked him if he really used a loupe (he did)

markers, Sunday, 16 June 2013 05:19 (seven years ago) link

also the episode has a bunch of random people on it like merlin mann, scott simpson, his wife, blah blah

markers, Sunday, 16 June 2013 05:19 (seven years ago) link

I actually tried to listen to to it yesterday. I got to the 'comedian' and had to shut it off. Surprised I made it that far.

sofatruck, Sunday, 16 June 2013 16:30 (seven years ago) link

three weeks pass...

http://daringfireball.net/linked/2013/07/09/maximum-viable-products

he sure does admire expensive stuff for being expensive

caek, Tuesday, 9 July 2013 21:06 (six years ago) link

i feel like there's this submeme of 'don't price your products too cheaply' going around among entrepreneuer types

乒乓, Tuesday, 9 July 2013 23:52 (six years ago) link

i absolutely get that line of thinking, at least from the point of view developer.

but gruber is not a dev. he's a consumer/critic and he seems to be actively critical of inexpensive stuff simply because it's inexpensive.

i suppose that's fine when you are a cryptoconservative pulling in six figures.

caek, Tuesday, 9 July 2013 23:57 (six years ago) link

dude he wants to pimp the meme of "it's okay to set your prices high" because he IS in the fucking development game. He doesn't want to lose money. And BTW his fucking app is overpriced and wouldn't make a dent in the world if it wasn't him pimping it. It's a classic solution looking for a problem, window dressing looking for a fucking window.

I don't find him conservative at all, at least judging from his overtly political posts.

"maximal apps" are nothing more than vanity projects or, as the fucking moron David Morin says, "bespoke" apps where devs jerk off into code, self-promote it as "disruptive", and then bask in the glory of the five other devs who want to pay $5.99 for five seconds of geek validation.

I would love to see a list of Gruber's paid consulting gigs related to typography.

now is not the time for motorboating (dandydonweiner), Wednesday, 10 July 2013 02:54 (six years ago) link

putting this in here

http://www.marco.org/bugshot

markers, Sunday, 14 July 2013 05:13 (six years ago) link

that icon is gross

we're up all night to get (s1ocki), Sunday, 14 July 2013 22:34 (six years ago) link

eh i don't think it's too bad

markers, Sunday, 14 July 2013 23:49 (six years ago) link

charging for it is gross

shaane, Monday, 15 July 2013 02:21 (six years ago) link

icon looks like two chairs doin it

BIG HOOS aka the denigrated boogeyman (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Monday, 15 July 2013 15:08 (six years ago) link

to the sound of phish, no doubt

Your Favorite Album in the Cutout Bin, Monday, 15 July 2013 15:17 (six years ago) link

maximals, roll out!

Nhex, Monday, 15 July 2013 15:41 (six years ago) link

blasting some Phish and coding real hard here

mh, Monday, 15 July 2013 15:46 (six years ago) link

marco and gruber are repping hard for this stratechery guy.
is he also tainted by their reps, or is he solid dude?

Philip Nunez, Monday, 15 July 2013 16:27 (six years ago) link

jesus

http://daringfireball.net/linked/2013/07/23/dubai-case

caek, Wednesday, 24 July 2013 03:37 (six years ago) link

hey I found this one account that contradicts every other account in mainstream news and casts doubt on a woman's story of sexual assault

oh wait, this single article is basically a press release by the government that oppressed her? my bad.

mh, Wednesday, 24 July 2013 03:40 (six years ago) link

congratulations to the tories

caek, Wednesday, 24 July 2013 03:43 (six years ago) link

i was just listening to the talk show

markers, Wednesday, 24 July 2013 03:47 (six years ago) link

https://twitter.com/gruber/status/360905880075636736

markers, Sunday, 28 July 2013 00:58 (six years ago) link

pvmic

Autumn Almanac, Sunday, 28 July 2013 01:27 (six years ago) link

Washington doesn’t want to see Apple fail; they want Apple to continue making massive profits. They just want a bigger slice of those juicy profits kicked back.

Translation: I am as high as a kite.

i too went to college (silby), Monday, 5 August 2013 00:41 (six years ago) link

that seems ... totally inarguable?

eris bueller (lukas), Monday, 5 August 2013 00:58 (six years ago) link

actually forget it

eris bueller (lukas), Monday, 5 August 2013 00:59 (six years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/yV6VYNP.jpg

markers, Monday, 5 August 2013 01:05 (six years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/RMQmn2I.jpg

markers, Monday, 5 August 2013 01:07 (six years ago) link

there hasn't been a talk show in too long but i guess he was/is on vacation

markers, Monday, 5 August 2013 18:34 (six years ago) link

one month passes...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/textlad/7983484366/

markers, Friday, 6 September 2013 05:14 (six years ago) link

seriously the casual polo shirt or hoodie seems much more a valley affectation than just wearing a reasonable shirt eventually

space is deep (mh), Friday, 6 September 2013 05:18 (six years ago) link

forestell always did look a bit radioshack for apple

caek, Friday, 6 September 2013 05:19 (six years ago) link

I think Sir Jony might actually be in his PJs there.

i too went to college (silby), Friday, 6 September 2013 05:21 (six years ago) link

seriously the casual polo shirt or hoodie seems much more a valley affectation than just wearing a reasonable shirt eventually

if you live in SF having a zip-up sweater-type thing is really handy. usually those end up being hoodies. i kinda hate hoodies but i have two.

eris bueller (lukas), Friday, 6 September 2013 05:28 (six years ago) link

lol be serious people that rich can afford knitwear like they do everywhere else the weather is sometimes in the 60s. it has nothing to do with the climate.

caek, Friday, 6 September 2013 05:30 (six years ago) link

you can tell ive's hoody is euro-nice and not googlebus wear

caek, Friday, 6 September 2013 05:31 (six years ago) link

googlebus?

Nhex, Friday, 6 September 2013 05:33 (six years ago) link

the bus google engineers ride to work, presumably

i too went to college (silby), Friday, 6 September 2013 05:33 (six years ago) link

apples famous for wearing jeans cause they so raw

lag∞n, Friday, 6 September 2013 12:18 (six years ago) link

forestell always did look a bit radioshack for apple

good call

oh man, I met up with a friend when I was in SF and since I'd just been wandering around all day I was wearing a hoodie and felt way overdressed since she'd just got off work. In retrospect, it was near the financial district so people probably weren't thinking "ugh, slob" they were probably thinking "ugh, those damn tech people"

space is deep (mh), Friday, 6 September 2013 13:36 (six years ago) link

felt way _underdressed_ that is

space is deep (mh), Friday, 6 September 2013 13:36 (six years ago) link

are you guys seriously mad that rich people arent dressing snootily enough

socki (s1ocki), Friday, 6 September 2013 22:29 (six years ago) link

pat smear and taylor hawkins are dressed like they're ready to do server backups

Philip Nunez, Friday, 6 September 2013 23:57 (six years ago) link

More that the SF clothing aesthetic is to look frumpy even if you're hailed as a paragon of industrial design.

space is deep (mh), Saturday, 7 September 2013 00:08 (six years ago) link


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